From Your Chairman

As regular readers of the WA Newsletter will know, this is our last! Going forward, the School’s alumni office, under

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The Whitgift School Development and Alumni Office

I write to you sitting in the glorious sunshine in Andrew Quad with the School very much alive after a

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News from the School – May/June 2021

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Keith Smith, one of the school’s longest standing teachers,

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Deaths – May / June 2021

Mike E Bibby OW (1953-61), died 9th January 2021, aged 78 Peter Crane OW (1946-53), died 20th December 2020, aged

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Memories of Mr Raeburn – Headmaster, Mentor and Friend

Dog-eared, a broken spine and heavily annotated by pink highlighter, my copy of “The Winter’s Tale” sits in pride of

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A Meeting With the Prime Minister

Old Whitgiftian and past School Captain, George Oyebode met with the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to discuss solutions to tackle

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News from the School – March / April 2021

“It was with a mixture of feelings that I drove down to Whitgift in March to see David Raeburn’s Volpone,

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North American OWs Host Virtual Happy Hour

Whitgift’s New York Ambassadors; David Drinkwater, OW (1976-83) and Shahnawaz Malik, OW (1995-03) hosted a virtual happy hour for OWs

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Golf Society News

After a year of politicians and scientists using analogies about our being in a Covid tunnel (to which they seem

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OW Appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Croatia

Congratulations to Simon Thomas OBE, OW (1985-93) who has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Croatia with effect from July

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Ambassador to Croatia


I have been challenged to justify my claim to fame over this move, so here goes. Unfortunately, it will only

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Whitgift Veteran Rifles Club Report

Hello lovely readers, I hope we find you all well. A short missive from the Rifle Club; whilst many of

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